Tools and Resources

Catholic Health Strategy Webinar—Integrating Services for Seniors- Parish Based Programs – May 31, 2011 (CD).   Building on the conversations started at CHA’s 2010 Catholic Health Strategy Summit, this webinar explores how faith-based health care providers, throughout the continuum of care, can, better integrate care of older and chronically ill persons through community-based programs. 

Community Health Assessment aNd Group Evaluation (CHANGE): The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s  (CDC’s)  tools and resources for developing a community action plan for sustainable, community-based improvements that address chronic disease and related risk factors. 

Faith Community Nursing Demonstrates Good Stewardship of Community Benefit Dollars Through Cost Savings and Cost Avoidance, a tool developed by the team at Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals to demonstrate the impact of FCN’s on health outcomes.   

Health Equity Research Toolkit for State Practitioners Addressing Obesity Disparities: CDC’s toolkit aimed at increasing the capacity of state health departments and their partners to work with and through communities to implement effective responses to obesity in populations that are facing health disparities. 

Henry Ford Health System Wellness Resource Guide: A guide for community members and leaders on preventative services and wellness resources throughout their health system.  

The HHS Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health DisparitiesOutlines goals and actions HHS will take to reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities. 

Let’s Move! National website: Resources, ideas and guidance for community leaders addressing the health and wellness of their communities.   

National Health Institute's We Can!: Curricula for youth and family gatherings and after-school programs with a nutritional and physical activity focus. 

National Prevention Strategy: The National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council’s strategy on improving health and wellness in the US. 

National denominations who have established community health policies and national health ministries:  United Church of Christ's Faithfully HEALing, Adventists InStep for Life,  The National Baptist Convention, African Methodist Episcopal Church Health Ministry (AMEC)